Mark Wagner (born 1976) American Artist.
Let’s talk about United States, because it’s in every TV screen those days. Inevitably you and I can’t miss it. As I was looking for another artist on the net, I saw this incredible collage work talking about Dollars ! The money which can buy the American dream, Mark is using it as a collectible fragment of contemporary art.
The fervour he is putting on his work makes his commitment to society very clear and strength. Some of his pieces remembered me the work of another controversial artist: Shepard Fairey. Both are alighting the pieces of History which are unfolding under our watch.
About collage with currency
The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers—striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar.